Boston Ghost Tour-Boston’s original “frightseeing” tour

Boston Ghost Tour

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States of America. The first white man to settle in the area was a reverend named William Blackstone (also spelled Blaxton) in 1623. When the Puritans arrived in the area in 1630 Reverend Blackstone invited them to settle where he had in the area now known as Beacon Hill. The Puritans named the settlement Boston after their hometown in England and it is said that Boston was founded on September 7, 1630. Not only does the area have a Puritan history but Boston was also the birthplace of the American Revolution (1763-1783) which included the Revolutionary War that took place between 1775 and 1783. (historyofmassachusetts.org)

With such a long history of European settlement, it is not surprising to learn that there are many ghost stories and urban legends regarding Boston.

Boston Ghost Tour
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The Tour

When you want to learn more about the history and storied past of Boston, taking a Boston Ghost Tour is an educational and entertaining thing to do. You will get to visit and learn about:

-the history of notorious Bostonians including Albert DeSalvo (a mass murderer) and Jane Toppan (a serial killer)

-Cemeteries

-Copp’s Hill Burying Ground where Cotton Mather, a man who is famous for his involvement with the Salem Witch Trials, is buried.

-The Old Granary where American patriots Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and the five victims of the Boston Massacre that occurred on March 5, 1770, are buried.

Your tour guide may be dressed as a 17th-century gravedigger that may just let you in on the “tricks of the trade.” You will learn the stories that go with the notorious ghosts that still wander their favourite spots in Boston. We believe that the Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour is well worth your time and your money.

Cheers,

The Other Half

 

 

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